My sincere apologies.

As an undergraduate student, it is rather difficult to maintain a blog at the same time as the academics. I must apologise for the lack of attention to my blog. I promise I will bring you the latest and hottest news on the arts once the hectic academic time finishes. In the mean time, please have a look at my twitter account: twitter.com/ariosdel as well as the links on the side bar.

Truly yours,

A

Marina Abramović. MoMA, NYC

One of the most controversial artists in the last thirty-five years will be the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Marina Abramović (Yugoslav, b. 1946) is a must known in the world of performance art. All sorts of media, video and sounds recording as well as performance objects will be featured together with a new and original work performed by Abramović, which marks the longest duration of time that she has performed a single solo piece. Moreover, her previous performances will be re-performed by other artists from all around the world.

The exhibition is organised by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curatorof the Department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA. Lectures, conferences, film screenings and other events will accompany the exhibition from March 14–May 31, 2010. For further information please visit www.moma.org/marinaabramovic


Marina Abramovic interview for Art in America

The Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago

Every time I go to Chicago to visit some friends, I had to make a stop at the Arts Institute of Chicago for some art relief. This time was not an exemption, though I found myself with a new face of such a breathtaking museum. The Modern Wing was designed by the Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano and opened in May 2009. The title of “modern” has two intrinsic meanings, on the one hand, it is the newer part of the museum (considering the word modern as actual, new); on the other hand, however, the word modern is applied since the wing houses the 20th and 21st century museum collection, also known as the modern period in art history.

The building houses the museum’s world-renowned collections of modern European painting and sculpture, contemporary art, architecture and design, and photography; these collections interact with another important piece in contemporary architecture, the Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago as a background. Glass and concrete structures create a sanctuary for the admiration and study of these artworks. The Modern Wing includes several public spaces that are accessible and free of charge to all visitors by accessing  via the Nichols Bridgeway and Michigan Avenue entrance. If you happen to be in Chicago, please don’t miss this incredible experience, for more information visit www.artic.edu

Admission Fees

  • Adults: $18.00
  • Students and seniors: $12.00
  • Children under 14: Free

The museum is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Eva Hesse: Camden Arts Centre, London

©The Estate of Eva Hesse. Hauser & Wirth Zürich London

The Camden Arts Centre in London is curating a solo presentation of the work of German-born artist Eva Hesse (1936 – 1970), a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition is the result of new research by renowned Hesse scholar Professor Briony Fer and is curated by Fer and Barry Rosen, Director of The Estate of Eva Hesse.

Eva Hesse: Studiowork is organised by The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, London; Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The exhibition goes from 11 December 2009 to 07 March 2010. For more information, please visit www.camdenartscentre.org

Caravaggio v Bacon: Borghese Gallery, Rome

Imagine one of the greatest artists from the Italian seicento placed in the same space with one of the greatest British artists from the 20th century. Both controversial and scandalous, Michelangelo Caravaggio and Francis Bacon are featured in one of the exhibitions that is part of the Italian program Ten great exhibitions in ten years.

Caravaggio-Bacon explores their style and gestures within their artworks Rather than just showing the influence of Caravaggio on Bacon, it analyses the impact of each artist in their times as well as their influences and questionings. Unfortunately the exhibition closes on January 20th, but if you happen to be in Rome do not miss this unique opportunity.

The Galleria Borghese is located in Piazzale Scipione Borghese, Rome. For more information, visit www.galleriaborghese.it

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